Charlie is the new Support Coordinator for the project ‘Yessica’s Journey’ which has been kindly funded by the Wellcome Trust. His main role is to support the Director and monitor and report on the progression of the project. He will also be helping with Advice/Finance/Marketing/Advertising and DVD authoring of the film. I would like to welcome Charlie to the project.
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Charlie began his career working in feature films in the USA in 1994. Working as a producer and director’s assistant on low budget features before moving onto 20th Century Fox’s Independence Day in New York, as a location’s assistant. On returning to the UK Charlie established his own production company and produced/directed his first short film, which was picked up by Sky Movies as part of their short film showcase. In 1998 Charlie began working with Eye Film and TV as an assistant producer on a series for Channel 4, Nosey Money. By 2000 Charlie had become a company director and was producer of Eye’s output. In 2004 Charlie became MD and over the past 7 years has produced, executive produced or series produced over 70 hours of documentary and drama for C4, ITV, BBC, Five, UKTV, Crime and Investigation and Animal Planet.
Most recently Charlie produced a student online drama Tempting Fates (16 x 12’) the feature documentary The Trials of Amanda Knox for More4’s True Stories – examining the role of the media in the case of the British student, Meredith Kercher, murdered in Italy and those accused of her murder and a sub £1m horror feature film The Reeds set on the Norfolk Broads. He is currently working on a number of projects with John Peel’s family, including turning John Peel’s Record Collection into an interactive online museum as part of an Arts Council Project called The Space.
Charlie was Chair of the Television Business Network in the East of England, TV Eden 2004-2010 and has represented the Midlands and East on The Producers Alliance of Cinema and Television’s Board (PACT).
He has two very creative daughters, who he hopes will fullfil their potential at an early age so that he can relax and concentrate on the projects he really wants to do!
Charlie was originally working on the project last year and was the Business Affairs Advisor. Charlie was in charge of all the contracts for the project. Charlie works at Eye Film and Television as a Managing Director and Producer/Executive Producer. I met Charlie in 2008 when I worked on a pilot for a children’s television animation series. The project included working with NUCA, Film and Media Digital Exchange (FDMX) and Eye Film and Television. This was partly funded by Screen East. I animated and made one stop motion puppet and animated an object in stop motion using magnets. I was also the Art Assistant for the project.